Diary of a London Interior Designer – storage, scotch eggs and the seaside


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The latest stage of decorating has finished at our Regent’s Park project.

This time we have been redecorating in the master bedroom. The room has a very pretty wallpaper on the other walls (not seen here!) but this wall never looked right. Too many doors – 5 actually, wardrobes doors, ensuite door, and architrave, the moulding, and some wall. It always felt disconnected to the rest of the room hence my client called to have her London Interior Designer fix it!

So we’ve painted the whole wall in a gorgeous Little Greene colour Arquerite to tie it all together. Feature walls often get bad press, usually as they are done all wrong ‘yep like that wallpaper, let’s stick it up’. If done correctly, and toning in with the other decoration they can look amazing.

We love it, the client loves it! Job done. More from this project in the New Year.



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Escaped London today for an overnight trip for what seems like the first time this year. What a year eh? I love to travel and have missed it so much.

But today is our second wedding anniversary so a trip to Dorset staying in Bournemouth. I spent my childhood holidays here and until recently we had a family holiday apartment here.

We spent a few hours this afternoon just sat at Sandbanks ferry watching the world go by. The ferry goes over to Studland, where we’ve spent many relaxing days, and onto Purbeck. Nature delivered a spectacular sunset tonight. Just one day away and my soul feels restored.



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At our Battersea project maximising the storage in the new build apartment is an essential requirement for our client. They will be travelling from overseas to their London home, and when you travel you can never have too much storage.

We are currently looking to provide a bank of wardrobes around the master bedroom. Floor to ceiling, with bespoke internal fittings, they will provide a huge amount of storage.

The finish of the wardrobes will be antiqued mirror glass, the same as we used on this project in Islington.

The structure of the building is finally taking shape now and they are due to start the internal build soon. We hope to visit onsite in Spring 2021 to start confirming measurements.



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Creating design schemes is obviously a huge part of my job. I create them, then we refine them, change items, add things back – and then we finally get the finished scheme with all the finishes and fabrics agreed.

The master bedroom scheme for our Kings Cross project is around 80% of the way along the process.

The wallpaper is a beautiful grasscloth wallcovering from Zinc Textile. We will use this for two walls, and also to cover the pocket doors to the bathroom and walk in wardrobe. This creates a very calming space with the doors almost invisible.

The curtains will be in another Zinc finish from the Parisienne collection. In colour Lagoon the fabric Athenee features an oversize moiré that will look amazing in the evening.

These finishes are complimented by a tile from Domus for the ensuite bathroom and a reupholstered chair in an Osborne & Little fabric.

So we are almost there with this scheme – watch this space in early 2021!



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Scotch Eggs have been in the news recently as various politicians argued if they counted as the ‘substantial meal’ required for pubs to serve alcohol to customers.

Thankfully for us our local pub The Albion always has had them on the menu. So today we had to head over for a business lunch and enjoy these beauties.

Talking to the serving team over lunch it was good to hear locals from Barnsbury, and beyond, have been supporting them since they reopened. The hospitality industry has been hit so hard this year it felt good to be out in front of the fire enjoying their finest Scotch Eggs!

And were the yolks were runny? Of course, that’s the only way isn’t it?


Just one more working week to go before we finish for the Christmas break. I think we will all be pleased to see 2020 over and are looking forward to the future. Lots of exciting new projects and hopefully working life will be easier for us all.

Have a great weekend,

Andrew & Andrew, London Contemporary Interior Design